HBO Trailer: The Casual Vacancy

The Casual VacancyIt’s always interesting to see how channels in different countries market things, and this is no exception: The HBO trailer for the Casual Vacancy miniseries is way more dramatic and “edgier” than the BBC ones were, and focuses on this (fake) ghost storyline that I don’t think the BBC marketing emphasized at all. The miniseries will premiere in the US on April 29th.

The Casual Vacancy: Trailer & Part One Clip

The Casual VacancyOoh, this trailer and clip made me very excited to read and see The Casual Vacancy, though I will admit that Julia McKenzie bringing news of a death makes my mind immediately go to Miss Marple. This is going to be a slightly edgier take on village life, though . . . The Casual Vacancy is a miniseries based on the novel by J.K. Rowling, and it will premiere on the BBC on February 15th. No air date yet in the U.S. yet, but I’ll keep you posted.

Trailer:

Clip:

The Casual Vacancy & More TV Casting

Michael GambonThe BBC/HBO miniseries adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy has cast Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan, Julia McKenzie, Abigail Lawrie, Rufus Jones, Keeley Forsyth, Simon McBurney, Richard Glover, Marie Critchley, and Michelle Austin.

The Recovery Road pilot has cast Sebastian De Souza, Alexis Carra, and Doug Savant.

Sophie Okonedo has joined The Hollow Crown as Margaret of Anjou.

Toby Sebastian has been cast in the miniseries of The Red Tent.

Gabriel Byrne & Michael Gambon Talk Quirke

QuirkeMystery show Quirke, based on the detective novels of Benjamin Black set in 1950s Ireland and starring Gabriel Byrne as a medical examiner, is airing now in England on the BBC. I really liked the first novel in this series, Christine Falls, so I’m hoping the show makes its way to the U.S. soon. Anyone watching? How is it?

Here Gabriel Byrne discusses his character Quirke and says a little bit about the series in general:

And here Michael Gambon discusses his character as well as working with Gabriel Byrne: